Am i a good fit for yale?

<p>without being rude please.
Brown is my top choice college, second is Yale. then Princeton, UC Berkely, University of Chicago, and so forth.</p>

<p>I am currently a Junior in HS</p>

<p>GPA: 3.8 unweighted
Weighted GPA: 4.3
ACT: 26 but am going to retake
SAT:have not taken/not going to take
AP Tests: AP English language and composition (4)
AP Psychology (4)
AP World History (2) am going to retake
AP Tests to be completed: AP Biology, AP Government, AP US History, AP Literature and composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language, AP Human Geography</p>

<p>Volunteering: 8 hrs per week at a theraputic riding center
2 hours per week at a humane society
MORE VOLUNTEERING TO COME</p>

<p>EC's:
National Honor Society Member
President of French Club
Hosted a french exchange student for 3 weeks
Travelled to France for 10 days, stayed with a family for 5
Sponsor a girl from Africa
Blog on genocide prevention
Senior Founding Member of STAND Club
Run my own small business where i donate 75% of profit to charity working to prevent genocide
Internship at an elemenary school for 8 summers</p>

<p>Awards:
Most Outstanding French 2 Student (2010)
Most Outstanding French 3 Student (2011)</p>

<p>Paid Work:
Kitchen Staff at a Girl Scout Camp</p>

<p>Well, you have a pretty excellent curriculum. Now all you have to do is retake the AP tests you think you should retake and doo the SAT and the SAT subject tests. Good luck and keep up the good work! :)</p>

<p>Please don't retake the AP world exam... It's not worth it and I don't believe it's possible to retake AP Exams.</p>

<p>Do the colleges look down upon that? I've heard they do. Like, I'm not worried about the money because I get the tests for free, as I am on free and reduced lunch. But you're right maybe I shouldn't re-take it. Any advice?</p>

<p>What do you do in your small business?</p>

<p>I make candles and donate 75% profit to nonprofit organizations to help stop genocide (Invisible children) also to other nonprofits (humane societies, children's hospital, etc)</p>

<p>Other than UC Berkley the schools you mention would be all "high reach" schools based on your stats. I would make sure you include some safety schools in your list so you have something to fall back on. In my opinion you need to get your ACT in the 30's to have any chance at those schools. My son, who scored a 35 and had 4.0 UW GPA, was waitlisted at Brown and Yale (called off waitlist and attending).</p>

<p>I was just rejected from Brown and Uchicago, and actually am not going to apply at yale at all, but I'm not sure if anyone can recomment any other colleges like brown? I absolutely loved their college and it fits all my criteria for a dream school. I just cant find another one like it. if anyone has suggestions, i would love to hear them!</p>

<p>I assume Brown's open curriculum was one of the things you liked. You may want to view the following link for other options.</p>

<p>College</a> Lists / Open Curriculum - schools with more flexible curricula</p>

<p>Exactly--thanks for the link! I've seen this site, and am applying to hampshire and trinity college but thats it so far. these colleges arent all that selective</p>

<p>Your GPA is a good fit for yale, and your extracurricular are at well. The only thing holding you back from having an average chance of getting into yale are your ACT scores. You'd have to get that up to at least a 30. The higher the better!
Good Luck!</p>

<p>I hope you don't mind me asking, but how did you get rejected from Brown and UChicago at the same time?</p>

<p>


While Brown is ED, UChicago is EA. Brown's restrictions are only that you can't apply to another ED program.</p>

<p>Applicants pursuing admission under Brown's Early Decision program may not submit an application to another Early Decision plan. Applicants and their families should be aware that Brown's Early Decision program is a binding agreement to attend Brown if admitted. Students admitted under the program are expected to enroll at Brown and to withdraw all pending applications -- including those submitted to Regular, Rolling, or Early Action programs.</p>

<p>I thought so but it seemed odd. Thank you for clarifying </p>

<p>Sent from my SPH-D710 using CC App</p>

<p>The caveat at ANY ED school is that it's binding if you accept the financial aid offer, if you applied for FA. Try to imagine it any other way.</p>

<p>yes kdog is right :)</p>